Provision of a Buckinghamshire Integrated Community Equipment Service
Buckinghamshire Council
Published date: 25 March 2021
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Contract summary
• Health and social work services – 85000000
Location of contract
South East
Value of contract
Procurement reference
Published date
25 March 2021
Closing date
27 April 2021
Closing time
Contract start date
1 October 2021
Contract end date
30 September 2026
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Open procedure
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Buckinghamshire Council (acting as the Lead Authority), in partnership with Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group is seeking tenders from suitably experienced and qualified organisations for the provision of a Buckinghamshire Integrated Community Equipment Services (BICES) through the appointment of a single provider.
The option remains that other public authorities may seek to utilise this framework such as Oxfordshire County Council and their associated partners (Oxford University Hospitals NHSFT and Oxford Health NHSFT), NHS bodies and/or Clinical Commissioning Groups.
The current contract between Buckinghamshire Council and the incumbent provider ends on 30th September 2021 and the Councils intention is to call off from the single provider framework as from 1st October 2021. The initial call-off term will be for 5 years with an option to extend for up to a further 24 months.
Whilst no work or volume is guaranteed from the Council, should any participating authority wish to utilise the framework then each authority will enter into a separate call off.
The service will consist of the the timely provision of:
• An Integrated Community Equipment Service (Simple Aids to Daily Living/Complex Aids to Daily Living/Non-catalogue and bespoke items)
• Domestic Lift Maintenance
• Technology Enabled Care (including Monitoring and Response elements)
• Long Term Wheelchair Product Provision and Repair
• Continence Product Provision
• Diagnostic Equipment Provision
• Long Term Conditions Management Service
• Major Adaptations
• Clinician Support Services
For each component of service listed the provider shall also carry out maintenance of equipment, collection of items no longer required, recycling of equipment and robust data gathering to support contract management.
This service will ensure that residents in Buckinghamshire, who have either healthcare or social care needs (or a combination of both) are provided with high quality equipment, aids and/or adaptations that enable them to stay independent and live healthy lives for longer, and crucially to remain at home rather than requiring formal social and healthcare support.
The anticipated annual expenditure for Buckinghamshire Integrated Community Equipment Services in 2020/21 is £8,753,571

Within Oxfordshire, the spend this financial year for the whole contract up to end of November 2020 is £4,322,478.77. Pro-rating current spend for the remainder of the financial year estimates total financial year 2020/21 spend at £6,483,718.16.
Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) may apply to this opportunity.
If your organisation wishes to participate in this process, you need to register with the Buckinghamshire Business Portal. You will be unable to take part if you do not register. Please use the link below and follow the instructions on the website: Tenders must be returned via the Buckinghamshire Business Portal.

How to apply
Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer
Contact name
Sarah Deyes
Walton Street Offices
HP20 1UA
+44 1296585871

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Closing: 27 April 2021, 1pm

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